Canadian charging community BC Hydro, which operates quick charging stations in British Columbia, is keen so as to add Tesla’s North American Charging Normal (NACS) charging plugs to its infrastructure.
The corporate revealed on the finish of June that it’s working with its provider to see when the NACS charging connector can be obtainable for brand spanking new and present chargers:
“We’re working with our suppliers to see when the NACS connector can be obtainable for brand spanking new charging stations and in addition exploring how older charging stations might be transformed sooner or later. Keep tuned!”
It signifies that sooner quite than later we should always see NACS charging plugs obtainable, alongside the at the moment used Mixed Charging System (CCS1) and older CHAdeMO.
As of as we speak, already a number of charging networks introduced the upcoming addition of the NACS plugs, together with EVgo and Electrify America. The change from CCS1 to NACS in North America accelerated as soon as Ford and Normal Motors introduced agreements with Tesla to undertake its charging resolution (NACS will grow to be an official SAE normal).
Let’s word that if EV producers determine to change to NACS, charging networks would not have any selection however to adapt to the brand new scenario, as a result of it is of their curiosity to supply a local charging resolution for the most well-liked electrical car fashions.
Within the case of BC Hydro, in accordance with Drive Tesla Canada, the community was began ten years in the past, in 2013. It has greater than 70 quick charging stations throughout the province – usually 50-kilowatt models, with some addition of 100-150-kW models. The plan is to extend the variety of stations sooner or later to 194.
Regardless of that the community just isn’t very massive, it has some fascinating areas throughout British Columbia, so the addition of NACS can be probably beneficial even for Tesla drivers.
It is value noting that BC Hydro’s charger provider – FLO – is already engaged on the NACS possibility for its quick chargers. The variety of producers that signed up for NACS is rising quick (see our CCS1 to Tesla NACS tracker right here).